Eric & Melisha Jemmett and Chris & Nikki Dale are the owners of Sand Hollow Doodles. We are 2 families living in rural Parma, Idaho—about 40 miles west of Boise on the Idaho/Oregon border. It's a family affair here. Parents and older kids train the dogs. Younger children help with the care and socializing of our dogs and puppies.
Chris and Nikki have raised labrador retrievers for 18 years. We use them as hunting dogs and family companions. We have run dogs in hunt tests and field trials over the years, having many well-trained dogs with champion hunting lines. We also bred champion pups years ago.
When Eric hunted with one of our dogs 5 years ago, he got the bug! We helped him find a well-bred dog to train. He loved having a hunting dog, and the family loved having a canine friend! This led to our families starting to breed doodles along with the hunting labs.
All of our dogs have excellent pedigrees. They are all registered labs, standard poodles (except Lily—she is purebred, but not registered) and golden retrievers. We make sure they are great family dogs, easily trainable with sweet dispositions.
Our sires and dams have their eyes and hips checked to ensure they are healthy and top quality stock. They are always current on vaccinations and given quality feed. You can be sure you will get a quality-bred, highly trainable and friendly dog from Sand Hollow Doodles.
Our labrador retrievers are working dogs—retrieving birds for us in the fall and winter—and our family friends all year round. Our poodles are fun loving and friendly family companions. We take them on the many adventures we pursue!
Our litters are whelped in indoor facilities. They have a cozy place to sleep and snuggle and then a run for exercise and feeding time. They stay with their mama until at least 6 weeks. She teaches them manners in the last few weeks, so that is important. Puppies are also loved on by all our children to ensure great family dogs!! They are pet and picked up while they eat and desensitized to many other stimuli as they grow. This ensures you take home a confident, happy puppy at 8 weeks old.
When you take home a Sand Hollow Doodle, you are getting a well-bred, healthy puppy. Pups come with a microchip, first shots, dewormed, a health record with vaccination info and a 3-day health guarantee. This gives you time to get your puppy into your vet for his initial health screening. We also give you a 1 year genetic defect guarantee. Call us for details, or a copy of our guarantee. These will also be in the packet you get when you pick up your new companion.